I am convinced that the fastest way to spiritual growth (and personal success) that's available at this moment in time is to connect with the part of you known as your higher self and to follow through with your higher self's guidance, consistently. I also assert that at this moment on planet Earth, it shouldn't take longer than a few weeks to receive some positive feedback from the Universe so that you're clear that you're on the right path.
Why only a few weeks? Why two to four weeks? Let me illustrate with an allegory.
I have an acupuncturist friend who teaches people how to lose weight and detox the body. I've conducted some research on nutrition for her and assisted with two series of 10 week classes we've put together this year.
We had the pleasure of having 8 participants in one class and about 20 in another and what we've found is this: those who stuck with the program we proposed (that eliminated / limited certain foods, not calories) not only lost weight within the first 2-3 weeks, a majority also lost pains in their bodies they've had for months, and in some cases for years. (We really didn't expect that result.)
For example, one woman was used to getting up and stretching every 45 minutes because her back pain would get too intense to continue sitting. About two and a half weeks into the program, she found herself sitting at her job all morning, into lunchtime, before she realized that she had forgotten to stretch! (However ... when she went on vacation and returned to her previous food habits, her back pain came back quickly, in about three days.)
The point I'm making is this: if you follow some nutrition program, or if you follow the steps for connecting and integrating with your higher self (which is the fastest way to spiritual growth and your success), you should see some positive results within a month, or less. Then you will know you're on the right path; you have the results to prove it!
Of course it's not all that easy to change your habits and follow the steps for connecting with your higher self consistently, just as it's not that easy to give up bread or wheat products, for example. But if you're sick of the way things are and you yearn for your life to be better and you make that last ditch effort, you will succeed.
Frankly, I am understating the results, as some people who followed the connecting and integrating process the Universe had "shown me" have communicated that they have received amazing feedback within the first week of following the program, in some cases just by reading about it. (But ... I am conservative in some ways, an engineer-type, and I tend to understate results.)
A good friend of mine has recently found herself needing to make some changes in her life, one of which is to move out of her current apartment. About two weeks ago, she was about to sign a one-year lease for another apartment at her current complex when her inner guidance "told" her to go check out another apartment complex nearby. What she found was that the amenities at the new apartment complex not only excelled, her rent was $200 less a month for basically the same square footage.
I have another amazing example of an acquaintance who was blown away by several results he manifested within a month of just reading my story. (A vacation home in the Sierra foothills and everything he needed to furnish it--all at bargain prices.) If you're new to this blog, you may want to read about G.'s story in an earlier post titled, An Inner Guidance Example: A Friend Follows Through With His Inner Guidance.
What kinds of results can you expect from following through with your higher self's guidance? Anything from favorable synchronicities, new insights, "signs" from the universe that help show you the way (particularly helpful when you're too tense to hear your inner guidance), a sense of greater connection and cooperation in life, more flow in your life, and more.
As you connect within, follow through with your higher self's guidance and manifest the kinds of results listed above, your confidence and trust in your higher self will naturally grow. And it will continue to grow until you begin to trust it more than anything or anyone outside of yourself. (Which is what it will take to "graduate" from this realm, by the way.)
Can you see that having this kind of trust in your higher self will help you make huge strides in your spiritual growth, personal development, accomplishments and inner confidence?
How long will it take to manifest your success? That depends on your higher self's plan, your commitment and your level of consistency, of course. However, it should only takes a few weeks to achieve some results so that you know you're on the right path.
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